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The Hillary scandal everyone’s ignoring

The Hillary scandal everyone’s ignoring. With the Clinton Foundation now under Department of Justice scrutiny over allegations of “pay for play” politics, it’s clear that while the Clintons’ political power may be fading, their propensity for scandal isn’t going away. But there is more. The Federal Election Commission is examining a complaint that the Hillary Victory Fund — a $500 […]

The Most Important 2018 Election for America May Be Mexico’s | The National Interest

The Most Important 2018 Election for America May Be Mexico's | The National Interest. by Duncan Wood · January 10, 2018 On July 1, 2018, as many Americans reluctantly begin to think about the forthcoming midterm elections, and with the primary season in full swing, another non-U.S. election will occupy the minds of policymakers in Washington and a number of […]

House Speaker Paul Ryan to Address 45th Annual March for Life

House Speaker Paul Ryan to Address 45th Annual March for Life. The annual March for Life (MFL) organization announced today that House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) will speak at the 45th March for Life in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 19. The annual event is considered the largest pro-life demonstration in the world and has occurred every year since the Supreme […]

Death Threats Against FCC Chairman Are Unprecedented and Must Stop

Death Threats Against FCC Chairman Are Unprecedented and Must Stop. by Tony Perkins · January 10, 2018 When the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rolled back President Barack Obama’s “net neutrality” policy, Chairman Ajit Pai told reporters, “It’s not going to kill democracy.” But could it kill him? Federal officials are certainly concerned, now that a flood of death threats has […]

North Korea Games the Olympics | The Rosett Report

North Korea Games the Olympics | The Rosett Report. by Claudia Rosett · January 9, 2018 If the International Olympic Committee ever decides to add Totalitarian Cruelty and Nuclear Extortion to its roster of Olympic sports, it might make sense for the IOC to bend over backwards to include North Korea — which would be a shoo-in for the gold. […]

CBO to Estimate That Repealing Obamacare’s Individual Mandate Will Have a Smaller Effect on Health Insurance Coverage – Hit & Run : Reason.com

CBO to Estimate That Repealing Obamacare’s Individual Mandate Will Have a Smaller Effect on Health Insurance Coverage – Hit & Run : Reason.com. by Peter Suderman · January 10, 2018 The individual mandate is less important to maintaining health insurance coverage levels than previously estimated, according to a new report from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). The new report suggests […]

Steele Dossier: Obama Officials Politicized Unverified ‘Intelligence’ | National Review

Steele Dossier: Obama Officials Politicized Unverified ‘Intelligence’ | National Review. by Andrew C. McCarthy · January 9, 2018 When you look at it hard, two conclusions are impossible to escape: First, at the height of the 2016 campaign, Obama intelligence officials anxiously adopted Christopher Steele’s allegations of traitorous conduct by then-candidate Donald Trump rather than first subject his “dossier” to […]

Denying the Clinton Foundation Baggage – Brent Bozell

Denying the Clinton Foundation Baggage – Brent Bozell. by Brent Bozell In the midst of the media feeding frenzy over Michael Wolff’s gossipy and fact-mangling book on the Trump White House, another piece of news broke. On Jan. 5, it was announced that the FBI has returned to investigating The Clinton Foundation. Yawn. First, the media ignored it. Then, they […]

Google’s Fact-Checking Is Liberal Bias | The Daily Caller

Google's Fact-Checking Is Liberal Bias | The Daily Caller. by Eric Lieberman · January 9, 2018 Google, the most powerful search engine in the world, is now displaying fact checks for conservative publications in its results. No prominent liberal site receives the same treatment. And not only is Google’s fact-checking highly partisan — perhaps reflecting the sentiments of its leaders […]

Congress at War Over New U.S. Nuclear Missile System to Combat Russian Threat

Congress at War Over New U.S. Nuclear Missile System to Combat Russian Threat. Congress is divided on an effort to build a new U.S. nuclear-capable missile system that some argue would send a message to Russia as it continues its own missile buildup that violates longstanding treaties, according to sources and congressional communications obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. Lawmakers, […]

James Damore’s Google Lawsuit Exposes Company’s Intolerance | National Review

James Damore’s Google Lawsuit Exposes Company's Intolerance | National Review. by David French · January 9, 2018 Let’s ponder a disturbing question: What if the crisis of free speech on college campuses, with their often extreme intolerance for conservative points of view, represents the high point for free expression in a student’s life? In other words, what if the “real […]

Media admits Democrats lack talent, need Oprah-level savior

Media admits Democrats lack talent, need Oprah-level savior. News coverage hyping a potential Oprah Winfrey presidential campaign has revealed that many in the press don’t believe Democrats have any chance of winning the White House in 2020 without a celebrity like Winfrey or President Trump. Reports on Winfrey’s widely discussed speech at Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards ceremony have speculated that […]

Phantom of the Oprah

Phantom of the Oprah. by Daniel John Sobieski · January 10, 2018 There was Oprah Winfrey at the Golden Globes, with her big glasses and 2020 visions of a presidential run, speaking to the greatest collection of sexual predators and their enablers pontificating about the rights of women in an industry where not long ago these same people, led by […]

Remember, Oprah Winfrey Is Our Premier National Snake Oil Salesman

Remember, Oprah Winfrey Is Our Premier National Snake Oil Salesman. by Robert Tracinski · January 9, 2018 After her rousing speech at the Golden Globes about sexual harassment—she’s got to do something to atone for her years as one of Harvey Weinstein’s celebrity pals—we’ve been inundated with calls for Oprah Winfrey to run for president. The official NBC network account […]

Trump, lawmakers take key step toward immigration deal | TheHill

Trump, lawmakers take key step toward immigration deal | TheHill. by Alexander Bolton · January 9, 2018 President Trump and congressional negotiators on Tuesday outlined the parameters of a potential immigration deal during a lengthy bipartisan meeting at the White House, a major step toward avoiding a government shutdown. The president and lawmakers who are leading immigration talks on Capitol […]

South Korea’s Moon says Trump deserves ‘big’ credit for North Korea talks

South Korea's Moon says Trump deserves 'big' credit for North Korea talks. South Korean President Moon Jae-in credited U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday for helping to spark the first inter-Korean talks in more than two years, and warned that Pyongyang would face stronger sanctions if provocations continued. The talks were held on Tuesday on the South Korean side of […]

Republicans scrutinize FBI’s media contacts in Russia case – POLITICO

Republicans scrutinize FBI's media contacts in Russia case – POLITICO. Broadening their political counterattack in defense of the White House, President Donald Trump’s allies in Congress are placing new scrutiny on contacts between top Justice Department officials and reporters covering the Trump-Russia investigation. In recent weeks, GOP congressional investigators have publicly and privately questioned senior Justice Department and FBI leaders […]

Huh? Left piping hot on cold snap as global-warming proof

Huh? Left piping hot on cold snap as global-warming proof. Less than a decade after predicting climate change would lead to winters without snow, former Vice President Al Gore and other climate-change activists say the recent cold snap is another clear sign of a “climate crisis” and media refuse to point out the contradictions. Colder than normal temperatures hung around […]

Downfall: The Demise of Steve Bannon | The National Interest

Downfall: The Demise of Steve Bannon | The National Interest. by Jacob Heilbrunn · January 9, 2018 When Steve Bannon left the White House last August, he declared, “I’m free. I’ve got my hands back on my weapons.” But his ouster at Breitbart, where Rebekah Mercer is said to have insisted on his departure, means that he is deprived of […]

President Trump’s EPA Is On Course To Retire Half Its Staff

President Trump’s EPA Is On Course To Retire Half Its Staff. Due to a series of buyouts and retirements, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) could cut its workforce by half by the end of President Donald Trump’s first term in office, The Washington Examiner reports. Several agencies in the Trump administration are focused on a leaner workforce and cutting spending. […]

Cuba Knows Truth About Sonic Attacks, Rubio Says After Flake Dismissal

Cuba Knows Truth About Sonic Attacks, Rubio Says After Flake Dismissal. by Karl Herchenroeder · January 9, 2018 WASHINGTON – There is no doubt that the Cuban government conducted or was aware of the 2017 sonic attacks on U.S. diplomats in Havana, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said today, a few days after Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) defended the regime against […]

The Liberal Abandonment of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. | The American Spectator

The Liberal Abandonment of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. | The American Spectator. by Jeffrey Lord · January 10, 2018 Next week the nation will celebrate the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Liberals will pay lip service to Dr. King. But the hard fact is that the American Left has long since abandoned Dr. King. One has only […]

Democrats’ disingenuous dealing on DACA

Democrats' disingenuous dealing on DACA. Immigration policy always spurs a debate. It’s a complex matter, but also there’s so much emotion on both sides. But the current debate suffers from an unfortunate malady. One side seems not actually to want the policy it claims it wants; it instead simply wants the fight. Democrats, while gnashing their teeth about the fate […]

Is Trump Really Crazy? – American Greatness

Is Trump Really Crazy? – American Greatness. by Victor Davis Hanson · January 8, 2018 Michael Wolff’s sensational exposé of the supposed chaos of the Trump White House is no doubt largely a mix of fantasy, exaggeration, and some accidental truth. The postmodernist author even admits that his own methodologies defy verification, and so leave it up to the reader […]

Commentary: A government shutdown would be a loser for Democrats – CBS News

Commentary: A government shutdown would be a loser for Democrats – CBS News. by Michael Graham · January 9, 2018 Undocumented Americans who came to the U.S. as children, known as DREAMers, face an uncertain future under the Trump administration. CBS News Would Democrats really shut down D.C. over DACA? If so, Republicans have a message for them: Good luck […]

Bannon Goes Belly Up, and the Stock Market Soars – Larry Kudlow

Bannon Goes Belly Up, and the Stock Market Soars – Larry Kudlow. by Larry Kudlow There were two big money-and-politics stories in the first week of the new year: The Dow Jones industrial average soared 577 points, and former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon ended his political career. Are these two events related? Perhaps more than you might think. […]

All We Know About Oprah’s Politics | The Daily Caller

All We Know About Oprah's Politics | The Daily Caller. by Amber Randall · January 8, 2018 After Oprah Winfrey gave a speech at the Golden Globe Awards Sunday night, people began wondering if she would enter into a presidential run in 2020. While Winfrey has coyly sidestepped actually announcing a run, others have called on her to run against […]

Academics Tried to Force Professor Out of Meeting Over Opposition to BDS

Academics Tried to Force Professor Out of Meeting Over Opposition to BDS. The former president of the country’s leading academic freedom organization said he was nearly forced to leave an open and free meeting at New York University of international faculty and graduate students discussing academic boycotts of Israel, due to his known opposition to such tactics. Cary Nelson, past […]

Christopher Steele’s Criminal Referral Is Appropriate | National Review

Christopher Steele’s Criminal Referral Is Appropriate | National Review. by Andrew C. McCarthy · January 8, 2018 Two influential Judiciary Committee senators have referred Christopher Steele to federal law-enforcement officials for criminal investigation. Steele authored the salacious and unverified anti-Trump dossier commissioned by the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign. The referral was made by Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) and […]

Trump tells farming convention the ‘American dream is roaring back to life’ | Fox News

Trump tells farming convention the ‘American dream is roaring back to life’ | Fox News. President Trump says tax reform has ended the ‘death tax’ that unfairly punishes American farmers. President Trump on Monday declared that the “American dream is roaring back to life,” arguing during a speech at a farming convention in Tennessee that the recent tax bill he […]

How Oprah Winfrey could follow Trump’s path to victory

How Oprah Winfrey could follow Trump's path to victory. If Oprah Winfrey wants to be the next president of the United States, she could follow the playbook written by the man she would be running to replace: President Trump. “An Oprah boomlet would be one of the more plausible celebrity boomlets, in my opinion,” said Rob Stutzman, a Republican strategist […]

A Crypto Website Changes Its Data, and $100 Billion in Market Value Vanishes – WSJ

A Crypto Website Changes Its Data, and $100 Billion in Market Value Vanishes – WSJ. By Paul Vigna Jan. 8, 2018 3:25 p.m. ET 20 COMMENTS Prices for some of the most popular cryptocurrencies dropped sharply Monday. One apparent reason: an adjustment from a popular website on its digital-currency price quotes. A website called coinmarketcap.com on Monday removed data from […]

Leftists and Islamists: Strange Bedfellows

Leftists and Islamists: Strange Bedfellows. by Eileen F. Toplansky · January 9, 2018 It cannot be repeated enough that the Marxist-anarchist radical left Antifa and Islamic jihadists have joined forces to destroy Western civilization. Known as the Red-Green Axis, this unlikely alliance of leftists with Islamic groups is actually a means to an end by Islamists. Inexplicably, left-wing forces do […]

Treat ‘Mental Health’ Talk Against Trump Like The Coup Attempt It Is

Treat 'Mental Health' Talk Against Trump Like The Coup Attempt It Is. by Mollie Hemingway · January 8, 2018 In the second season of the TV show “24,” President David Palmer (Dennis Haysbert) is removed from office for failing to launch a war against three Middle East countries purportedly behind a nuclear attack on U.S. soil. Palmer has reason to […]

Prospect of President Winfrey thrills Dems | TheHill

Prospect of President Winfrey thrills Dems | TheHill. by Amie Parnes · January 8, 2018 A rousing speech by Oprah Winfrey touching on politics and the #MeToo movement provided a jolt of excitement to Democrats who believe she could reenergize the party and defeat Donald Trump in 2020. Within minutes of her speech at the Golden Globes on Sunday, Winfrey […]

Opinion: Why Oprah in 2020 Is Both Blessing and Curse for Trump and the GOP

Opinion: Why Oprah in 2020 Is Both Blessing and Curse for Trump and the GOP. by Mary C. Curtis · January 8, 2018 It didn’t take long for “Oprah in 2020” to start trending after the one-named icon’s stirring Golden Globes speech on Sunday night. Perhaps unsurprisingly, considering his gift for exploiting political and cultural fault lines, one of the […]

Commentary: Cracks in Russia-Iran alliance open options for Trump

Commentary: Cracks in Russia-Iran alliance open options for Trump. by Josh Cohen11 Min Read · January 8, 2018 Iran and Russia have made no secret of their mutual desire to sideline the United States in the Middle East. “Our cooperation can isolate America,” Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told Vladimir Putin during the Russian president’s recent visit to Tehran. Putin, […]

She Banned Muslims Before Trump. Now She Wants to Be Governor.

She Banned Muslims Before Trump. Now She Wants to Be Governor.. by Dean Obeidallah · January 8, 2018 opinion Jan Morgan owns a gun range that she declared a ‘Muslim-free zone.’ Now she’s running for governor of Arkansas. opinion via JanMorganForGovernor.com If you hate Muslims, love guns, and are giddy at the prospect of a holy war pitting Christians versus […]

D.C. watchdog to sue for emails between Huma, crooked kin

D.C. watchdog to sue for emails between Huma, crooked kin. Washington watchdog group Judicial Watch plans to sue the U.S. State Department for copies of emails and other communications between former Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin and close members of her family who gave to the Clinton Foundation and who were recently pinched by the feds on major fraud and […]

The Politics of Washington Have Wrecked Afghanistan’s Future | The National Interest

The Politics of Washington Have Wrecked Afghanistan's Future | The National Interest. by Arif Rafiq · January 8, 2018 President Donald Trump rang in the new year with a Twitter salvo directed at Pakistan, claiming that Washington has given Islamabad more than $33 billion in aid after 9/11, but has only received “lies and deceit” in return. The administration has […]

Liberal Dershowitz: ‘Psychiatrists Trying to Diagnose Trump … That’s What They Did in Russia’

Liberal Dershowitz: 'Psychiatrists Trying to Diagnose Trump … That's What They Did in Russia'. Commenting on liberal journalists and left-wing politicians who want to remove President Donald Trump because they think he is mentally unstable, liberal Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz said it was “dangerous” to “psychiatrize” your political opponent because that is what they did in Communist Russia, in […]

To the Citizens of Iran: We Stand With You

To the Citizens of Iran: We Stand With You. by Rep. Jim Banks · January 8, 2018 Nothing is as powerful as the truth. That’s why repressive regimes actively suppress free speech and assembly of their citizens. It’s also why America’s Founding Fathers enshrined these basic rights into our nation’s founding documents. On Dec. 28, 2017, protesters in Iran’s second […]

Former Googler James Damore Files Class-Action Lawsuit Claiming Discrimination Against Conservatives

Former Googler James Damore Files Class-Action Lawsuit Claiming Discrimination Against Conservatives. by Toni Airaksinen · December 22, 2017 James Damore, the Google engineer who was fired after arguing that the gender gap in tech may be partially explained by sex differences among men and women, just filed a class-action lawsuit against Google in the Santa Clara, Calif., Superior Court. Damore […]

Would Artificial Intelligence Guide Education or Grab It? | The American Spectator

Would Artificial Intelligence Guide Education or Grab It? | The American Spectator. by Robert Holland · January 9, 2018 What is artificial intelligence (AI), and should we welcome it as a major force in education and other areas of our lives? Closing out 2017, Education Week published essays written by futurists that seemed to give a big “yes” to the […]

Washington, California Trying to Punish Businesses that Overly Cooperate with Feds on Immigration – Hit & Run : Reason.com

Washington, California Trying to Punish Businesses that Overly Cooperate with Feds on Immigration – Hit & Run : Reason.com. Can a state government punish a private business for voluntarily cooperating or assisting federal officials in enforcing federal immigration laws? We may find out in both Washington State and California, as the conflict between the states and the feds over immigration […]

Guess what’s not in Obama’s super posh library

Guess what’s not in Obama’s super posh library. The plans for Obama’s Presidential Center in Chicago are getting so extravagant, the proposed structures now include a basketball court, a yoga room and even a test kitchen. The facility will also include “a children’s play garden, sledding hill, green spaces for picnics and outdoor gatherings … and even a recording studio,” […]

Raise Wages via Growth, Not Mandates – WSJ

Raise Wages via Growth, Not Mandates – WSJ. By Andy Puzder Jan. 7, 2018 4:28 p.m. ET 84 COMMENTS The formula is simple: When the economy accelerates, employers compete for employees and wages increase. I experienced this during my 17 years as CEO of a national quick-service restaurant chain. The stronger the economy, the harder it was to get good […]

Or they could just lower the taxes … Nah. – Chicago Tribune

Or they could just lower the taxes … Nah. – Chicago Tribune. Unless you’re holed up on Gobbler’s Knob with Punxsutawney Phil, you know that a new law will limit to $10,000 the amount you can deduct on your federal return for state and local taxes. This is terrible for high-tax politicians in high-tax states. We’re thinking of one place […]

Mitch McConnell, a swamp creature that Trump can count on – Washington Times

Mitch McConnell, a swamp creature that Trump can count on – Washington Times. by Charles Hurt Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., joined at right by Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., speaks to reporters following a closed-door strategy session at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) more > ANALYSIS/OPINION: Since the earliest rise of the […]

Federal Judge Obliterates Fusion GPS’ Attempt To Hide Info

Federal Judge Obliterates Fusion GPS' Attempt To Hide Info. by Mollie Hemingway · January 5, 2018 On Tuesday, Fusion GPS founders Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch wrote an op-ed for The New York Times. In it, they claimed they and their opposition research firm were nothing but an open book and were seeking greater transparency from three congressional committees who […]

The real problem with Fusion GPS’ Steele dossier | Fox News

The real problem with Fusion GPS' Steele dossier | Fox News. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and Sen. Lindsey Graham recommended that the Justice Department and FBI investigate the author of the controversial anti-Trump dossier in the first known criminal referral from Congress as part of lawmakers’ Russia probes. #Tucker The news Friday that two Republican senators have recommended […]

Byron York: With DC distracted, immigration debate reaches critical point

Byron York: With DC distracted, immigration debate reaches critical point. While Washington obsesses over a new book on White House intrigue, the Trump administration is reaching a critical point on the issue of immigration, one of the president’s top priorities and the subject of his most often-repeated campaign promises. There are multiple moving parts: DACA, a border wall, chain migration, […]

Trumpism Will Survive Without Bannon | The Daily Caller

Trumpism Will Survive Without Bannon | The Daily Caller. Donald Trump officially despises his former adviser Steve Bannon, and the president even has a humiliating nickname to express his contempt. “Sloppy Steve.” The fallout occurred over the revelation of Bannon insulting Trump’s adult children — including the former White House chief strategist saying Donald Trump Jr. engaged in “treasonous” behavior […]

Law Enforcement Backs Sessions’s Ending of Hands-Off Approach to Marijuana

Law Enforcement Backs Sessions's Ending of Hands-Off Approach to Marijuana. Law enforcement and prosecutor organizations gave their support to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s Thursday decision to rescind Obama-era guidance which discouraged prosecutors from enforcing the federal laws against marijuana in states which had legalized the drug. Sessions’s guidance most prominently overturned a 2013 memo from then-Deputy Attorney General James M. […]

FBI Gave Hillary & Co. Special Treatment During Email Probe | National Review

FBI Gave Hillary & Co. Special Treatment During Email Probe | National Review. by Deroy Murdock · January 6, 2018 The FBI did everything but drive Hillary’s getaway car. Former secretary of state Clinton is a free woman largely thanks to the tender loving care that the FBI provided her and her conspirators during its probe of her illegal, unsecure […]

Academy members now regret banning Weinstein so hastily | Page Six

Academy members now regret banning Weinstein so hastily | Page Six. by Merle Ginsberg · January 6, 2018 When Hollywood’s most prestigious organization, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) — the group of nearly 7,000 actors, directors and other industry types who dole out the Oscars — expelled Harvey Weinstein on Oct. 14, audiences applauded. But by […]

How the Left Devalues American Citizenship

How the Left Devalues American Citizenship. by Lloyd Marcus · January 8, 2018 I recall two powerful incidents from many years ago when I sang at monthly Immigration Naturalization Citizenship ceremonies in Maryland. After the thousand or more citizenship applicants in the room took their oath of allegiance, the grand finale featured me singing my song, “Celebrate America.” It felt […]

Under fire, Bannon backs off explosive comments about Trump’s son

Under fire, Bannon backs off explosive comments about Trump's son. President Donald Trump’s former strategist Steve Bannon on Sunday sought to back away from derogatory comments ascribed to him about Trump’s son in a controversial book that sparked White House outrage and could threaten his job. Bannon, who was ousted from the White House in August, was quoted in “Fire […]

Russia frets over Trump’s ‘tough’ National Security Strategy

Russia frets over Trump’s ‘tough’ National Security Strategy. One described it as “tough” and another said it was no change from the Barack Obama administration. Another called it a declaration of economic war and yet another said it should be considered a compliment to Russia. The president released the document just before Christmas, which focuses on protecting the homeland and […]

It’s Time for the West’s Nuclear Renaissance | The National Interest

It's Time for the West's Nuclear Renaissance | The National Interest. by Tim Yeo · January 7, 2018 Despite political instability in many parts of the world, the global economy is ending 2017 in good shape, and cheap energy is the foundation of it. Asia continues to set the pace; U.S. growth is encouraging, and the Eurozone is stronger than […]

Another ‘Oops’ from the Intelligence Community | Unexamined Premises

Another 'Oops' from the Intelligence Community | Unexamined Premises. by Paul Kengor · January 8, 2018 Vladimir Lenin was said to have boasted that capitalists would give his communists the rope to hang them. The self-anointed keeper of the Marxist flame, co-namesake of history’s deadliest ideology — Marxism-Leninism — would have chortled at what’s happening at Carnegie Mellon University in […]

Celebrating Marx at Carnegie Mellon University | The American Spectator

Celebrating Marx at Carnegie Mellon University | The American Spectator. by Paul Kengor · January 8, 2018 Vladimir Lenin was said to have boasted that capitalists would give his communists the rope to hang them. The self-anointed keeper of the Marxist flame, co-namesake of history’s deadliest ideology — Marxism-Leninism — would have chortled at what’s happening at Carnegie Mellon University […]

Federal Investigators Couldn’t Illegally Buy Guns Through Legitimate Websites Despite 72 Attempts

Federal Investigators Couldn't Illegally Buy Guns Through Legitimate Websites Despite 72 Attempts. Federal agents posing as criminals were unable to purchase any firearms from legitimate online marketplaces despite dozens of attempts over a two-year period. Between July 2015 and November 2017 investigators from the Government Accountability Office (GAO), following up on a congressional request, tried to make the illegal private […]

Clinton Email Investigations: Trump Justice Department Revives Them | National Review

Clinton Email Investigations: Trump Justice Department Revives Them | National Review. by Andrew C. McCarthy · January 6, 2018 The Justice Department is reviving investigations involving Hillary Clinton’s emails and the degree to which the State Department during Mrs. Clinton’s tenure as secretary was put in the service of the Clinton Foundation. Good. Indeed, it is long overdue. It underscores […]

Trump’s Jerusalem plan has behind-the-scenes backing in Egypt: report | Fox News

Trump's Jerusalem plan has behind-the-scenes backing in Egypt: report | Fox News. While the Arab world publicly decried President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, new evidence suggests a contrary private opinion in Egypt. Following Trump’s move last month, Capt. Ashraf al-Kholi, an Egyptian intelligence officer, phoned several talk show hosts in the country, in a bid […]

Robert Mueller sets sights on Ivanka Trump over brief exchange with Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer

Robert Mueller sets sights on Ivanka Trump over brief exchange with Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer. Special counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly looking into the involvement of Ivanka Trump, an adviser to President Trump, after she briefly spoke with individuals who were present for the meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer at Trump Tower in June 2016. According […]

The Left’s False Vision of Economics and Morality

The Left's False Vision of Economics and Morality. by E. Jeffrey Ludwig · January 7, 2018 Commentaries by the left repeatedly emphasize the words “fairness,” “morality,” “equality,” “community,” and “the poor.” According to the left, morality and fairness are economic concepts, not biblically based, divinely approved commands. Morality and fairness are undermined by “disparity.” The rich, and possibly those awful, […]

New York Times’ Selective Outrage About Murder Victims Will Sicken You

New York Times’ Selective Outrage About Murder Victims Will Sicken You. by Margot Cleveland · January 5, 2018 Content warning: This article includes graphic details of torture and murder. Alicia Elmore was 17 when she went missing. One October evening, Bill Benefiel grabbed her off the street a mere two blocks from her Terre Haute, Indiana home. Benefiel took Alicia […]

House GOP intensifies assault on Mueller probe | TheHill

House GOP intensifies assault on Mueller probe | TheHill. by Katie Bo Williams · January 6, 2018 House Republicans are intensifying a multipronged assault to chip away at special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the U.S. election. A vocal group of conservative members has for weeks blitzed the airwaves decrying bias in Mueller’s investigation and on Thursday, […]

Trump says he would ‘absolutely’ talk to North Korea’s Kim on phone

Trump says he would 'absolutely' talk to North Korea's Kim on phone. by James Oliphant2 Min Read · January 6, 2018 CAMP DAVID, Md. (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would “absolutely” be willing to talk on the phone to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and that he hopes a positive development results from talks […]

Wanted Dead or Alive: The Frustrating, Failing Hunt for ISIS Leader Baghdadi

Wanted Dead or Alive: The Frustrating, Failing Hunt for ISIS Leader Baghdadi. by Anne Speckhard · January 6, 2018 Americans and Russians have converged on the Euphrates valley where the ISIS “caliphate” is making a last stand. They “think” Baghdadi’s alive there. But he could be long gone. Anadolu Agency/Getty AMMAN, Jordan—Last month Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi declared […]

Report: Labor unions ‘ATM of the Democratic Party’

Report: Labor unions ‘ATM of the Democratic Party’. Labor unions across the country sent nearly $1.1 billion in member dues to hundreds of advocacy groups aligned with the Democratic Party from 2010 to 2016, according to new research. Unions, including the AFL-CIO and IBEW, have provided Planned Parenthood, the Clinton Foundation, the Democratic Governors Association and dozens of leftist groups […]

Female Chess Champion Refuses to Defend World Titles in Saudi Arabia

Female Chess Champion Refuses to Defend World Titles in Saudi Arabia. In protest of Saudi Arabia’s treatment of women, Anna Muzychuk refused to defend her world titles in both the Rapid chess and Blitz chess competitions, held Dec. 26-30, 2017 in the Arab state. On Dec. 23, Muzychuk, a 27 year-old Ukrainian, posted on Facebook her decision to boycott this […]

As Americans Put Pink Hats Back On, Iranians Rip Off Their Hijabs

As Americans Put Pink Hats Back On, Iranians Rip Off Their Hijabs. by Kelsey Harkness · January 5, 2018 As American women prepare to put on their pink hats for a second time to protest President Donald Trump on the anniversary of his inauguration, women in Iran are taking off their hijabs, protesting an oppressive theocratic regime. For nearly 40 […]

Wife of Muslim Murderer ‘Knew’ He Would Attack Pulse Nightclub | Homeland Security

Wife of Muslim Murderer 'Knew' He Would Attack Pulse Nightclub | Homeland Security. by Michael Walsh · December 22, 2017 This will come as exactly no surprise to anybody who understands Islamic terror. The only issue is why more Americans aren’t furious about it — and don’t fully support the president’s travel ban from known inimical Muslim political entities. A […]

House Committee Receives Fusion GPS’s Ba | The Daily Caller

House Committee Receives Fusion GPS's Ba | The Daily Caller. by Chuck Ross · January 5, 2018 The bank for Fusion GPS gave the House Intelligence Committee dozens of the opposition research firm’s financial records on Friday, a federal judge said. The exchange puts an end to a dramatic court fight over the Trump dossier firm’s bank records, which the […]

The Book That Blew Up Washington

The Book That Blew Up Washington. Shows you what I know. In the final days of December I told friends that 2018 might turn out to be a year of normalcy: an economic boom, a president with a win in the form of a tax bill, a Russia investigation stumbling toward its inevitable conclusion. It took less than 72 hours […]

Steve Bannon’s Wolff Book Political Suicide Boosts the Stock Market | National Review

Steve Bannon's Wolff Book Political Suicide Boosts the Stock Market | National Review. by Larry Kudlow · January 5, 2018 There were two big money-and-politics stories in the first week of the new year: The Dow Jones soared 577 points and Steve Bannon ended his political career. Are these two events related? Perhaps more than you might think. Bannon’s peculiar […]

Lakenheath F-15s intercept Russian fighters in new video

Lakenheath F-15s intercept Russian fighters in new video. by Stephen Losey · January 5, 2018 F-15s intercept Russian fighters near Baltics In a video released Jan. 5 by U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa, F-15s from RAF Lakenheath intercept Russian Su-30 fighters near the Baltics as part of the NATO Baltic Air Policing mission. The Air Force […]

The Clock Ticks for the Clinton Foundation

The Clock Ticks for the Clinton Foundation. by Daniel John Sobieski · January 6, 2018 Whether it is merely the FBI trying to restore its shattered credibility or justice finally being done, the news that the pay-to-play activities of the Clinton Foundation are going to get renewed and serious attention is welcome. The Clintons have made a career of ignoring, […]

Federal Judge Obliterates Fusion GPS’ Attempt To Hide Info

Federal Judge Obliterates Fusion GPS' Attempt To Hide Info. by Mollie Hemingway · January 5, 2018 On Tuesday, Fusion GPS founders Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritschjan wrote an op-ed for The New York Times. In it, they claimed they and their opposition research firm were nothing but an open book and were seeking greater transparency from three congressional committees who […]

House GOP intensifies assault on Mueller probe | TheHill

House GOP intensifies assault on Mueller probe | TheHill. by Katie Bo Williams · January 6, 2018 House Republicans are intensifying a multi-pronged assault to chip away at special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the U.S. election. A vocal group of conservative members has for weeks blitzed the airwaves decrying bias in Mueller’s investigation and on Thursday, […]

North Korea Can’t Destroy Seoul with Artillery | The National Interest

North Korea Can't Destroy Seoul with Artillery | The National Interest. · by Prakash MenonPR Shankar · January 5, 2018 The year 2017 marked a highpoint in U.S.-North Korean tensions with the United States continuing to maintain that the military option was still on the table. Though nuclear threats have also been exchanged, one of the oft-quoted retaliatory capability of […]

Should Churches Be Denied Disaster Relief Funds Because They’re Religious?

Should Churches Be Denied Disaster Relief Funds Because They’re Religious?. The very faith that motivated Texas churches to aid their communities in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey is the same faith that was used to exclude them from receiving disaster relief funds. Why? According to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) policy at the time, churches could not receive federal disaster […]

Unions Gave More Than $1.1 Billion to Democrats, Liberal Groups

Unions Gave More Than $1.1 Billion to Democrats, Liberal Groups. by Rachel del Guidice · January 5, 2018 From 2010 to 2016 alone, unions sent more than $1.1 billion in member dues to anti-Republican advocacy groups, a nonprofit union transparency organization says. “For decades, union officials have betrayed working Americans by spending their dues dollars to advance a left-wing political […]

The Wolff Book Proves It: Our Journalists Stink | Klavan On The Culture

The Wolff Book Proves It: Our Journalists Stink | Klavan On The Culture. by Andrew Klavan · December 22, 2017 The self-destruction of Steve Bannon is a terrific story but not an important story. That is, for those of us who love politics for its Shakespearean revelation of character on the grand stage, it’s an amazing farewell-to-all-my-greatness moment. But if […]

Trump vs. Obama: Let’s Compare Results | National Review

Trump vs. Obama: Let’s Compare Results | National Review. by Victor Davis Hanson · January 2, 2018 Most new administrations do not really completely overturn their predecessors’ policies to enact often-promised ideologically driven change. The 18-year span of Harry Truman to Dwight Eisenhower to John F. Kennedy was mostly a continuum from center-left to center-right, back to center-left. Kennedy was […]

The Book of Bannon – WSJ

The Book of Bannon – WSJ. By The Editorial Board Jan. 4, 2018 7:13 p.m. ET 166 COMMENTS Washington is having another media meltdown, this time over the public divorce between Donald Trump and former aide Stephen Bannon over a new book on President Trump’s first months in office. Our reading is that the book tells us what everyone already […]

Democrats’ dishonest scramble to disown the Trump ‘dossier’ | New York Post

Democrats’ dishonest scramble to disown the Trump ‘dossier’ | New York Post. by Paul Sperry · January 4, 2018 Democrats have been quoting from the infamous anti-Trump “Steele dossier” as if it were gospel, but now that Hillary Clinton has been revealed as its paymaster and a Hillary-friendly FBI is under investigation for possibly launching the Trump-Russia “collusion” probe under […]

The 2010s Look More Like Trump’s Ideal America Than Obama’s – Michael Barone

The 2010s Look More Like Trump's Ideal America Than Obama's – Michael Barone. by Michael Barone One of my favorite Christmastime presents is the Census Bureau’s release of its annual population estimates for all of the states. Comparison of the April 1, 2010, Census Bureau enumerations and the June 30, 2017, estimates for the states shows how each state fared […]

Judge Rules Against Fusion GPS Bank Battle | The Daily Caller

Judge Rules Against Fusion GPS Bank Battle | The Daily Caller. by Chuck Ross · January 4, 2018 A federal judge has ruled against Fusion GPS in the Trump dossier firm’s quest to block the release of its bank records to the House Intelligence Committee. Judge Richard Leon shot down all four of Fusion’s arguments against the release of 70 […]

Biden Responds to Howard Dean’s Comments on Older Dems: ‘I Can Take Him Physically’

Biden Responds to Howard Dean's Comments on Older Dems: 'I Can Take Him Physically'. Former vice president Joe Biden on Thursday had a response to Howard Dean’s recent comments about older Democrats getting “the hell out of the way” for the 2020 presidential race. Biden sat down with “PBS Newshour” host Judy Woodruff for an interview where they discussed several […]

Food stamp recipients down 2M under Trump, USDA figures show | Fox News

Food stamp recipients down 2M under Trump, USDA figures show | Fox News. President Donald Trump’s first budget plan would cut nearly $2 billion from the federal food stamps program, SNAP. What are the implications and who would it impact the most? Here are five facts about food stamps Since Donald Trump became president, the Dow Jones industrial average has […]

Feds open new inquiry into Clinton Foundation activities: Report

Feds open new inquiry into Clinton Foundation activities: Report. The Justice Department has initiated a new inquiry into the Clinton Foundation to determine whether the organization participated in pay-to-play schemes or other prohibited behavior during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state. The investigation is evaluating whether the Clintons agreed or followed through with policy favors in exchange for donations […]

Warren Buffett on the Secrets Growing Wealth in America | Time

Warren Buffett on the Secrets Growing Wealth in America | Time. I have good news. First, most American children are going to live far better than their parents did. Second, large gains in the living standards of Americans will continue for many generations to come. Some years back, people generally agreed with my optimism. Today, however, pollsters find that most […]

Aid to the Palestinians Is Counterproductive to Peace

Aid to the Palestinians Is Counterproductive to Peace. by Peter Skurkiss · January 5, 2018 President Trump has suggested that the U.S. start cutting aid to the Palestinians because of their reluctance to negotiate in good faith for peace with Israel. Like the mouse that roared, Palestinian officials are acting with outrage at the president’s tweets. They seem to feel […]

We Should Prioritize Our Interests Above Our Values In Foreign Policy

We Should Prioritize Our Interests Above Our Values In Foreign Policy. by Willis L. Krumholz · January 4, 2018 The latest dustup in the world of foreign policy gurus occurred when a memo written to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson by Brian Hook, an influential policy aide, was leaked to Politico. The memo was written in May 2017, weeks […]

The Memo: Bannon fights for survival | TheHill

The Memo: Bannon fights for survival | TheHill. by Niall Stanage · January 4, 2018 The fractured relationship between President Trump and his former chief strategist Stephen Bannon took center stage on Thursday as questions mounted about Bannon’s political future. The heaviest blow for Bannon came as one of his most important financial backers, Rebekah Mercer, issued a rare public […]

In small breakthrough, Koreas will meet for talks on Tuesday

In small breakthrough, Koreas will meet for talks on Tuesday. The rival Koreas will sit down for their first formal talks in more than two years next week to find ways to cooperate on the Winter Olympics in the South and to improve their abysmal ties, Seoul officials said Friday. While a positive sign after last year’s threats of nuclear […]

U.S. Muslim population expanding ‘rapidly’

U.S. Muslim population expanding ‘rapidly’. Pew Research Center came out this week with an updated estimate of the American Muslim population, which is sure to cause a stir on all sides of the issue. The new numbers come in at 3.45 million Muslims living legally in the U.S. in 2017. That represents only 1.1 percent of the U.S. population but […]

Pakistan’s Dangerous Slide to Extremism | The National Interest

Pakistan's Dangerous Slide to Extremism | The National Interest. by Adam WeinsteinMichael Kugelman · January 4, 2018 Last month, a sit-in led by cleric Khadim Hussain Rizvi and his Tehreek-e-Labaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLY) political party brought the Pakistani capital of Islamabad to a two-week standstill. While the event will eventually recede from memory, its implications will be far reaching […]

Bannon in September: ‘Russian Collusion Is a Farce’

Bannon in September: 'Russian Collusion Is a Farce'. In September, in his first interview after leaving the White House, Steve Bannon told CBS’s “60 Minutes” that the FBI investigation into alleged Russian collusion was a “total and complete farce.” “Russian collusion is a farce,” Bannon told then-correspondent Charlie Rose. “Did the Russians try to influence the election?” Rose asked Bannon, […]

Trump Rule Aims to Extend Health Care Option to 11 Million Uninsured

Trump Rule Aims to Extend Health Care Option to 11 Million Uninsured. by Fred Lucas · January 4, 2018 Small businesses and sole proprietors will be able to band together under a new federal rule to create employee health plans that would expand coverage options for 11 million uninsured Americans, senior Trump administration officials said. The Labor Department rule allowing […]

Media Matters and American Bridge Undermine Trump Sexual Assault Accusers By Funding Them

Media Matters and American Bridge Undermine Trump Sexual Assault Accusers By Funding Them. by D. C. McAllister · December 22, 2017 Before the presidential election, one of Media Matters’ attack dogs spent $200,000 funding an effort to bring down Donald Trump with sexual assault charges. It failed, but if the progressive political and media watchdog keeps to its game plan […]

Fire and Fury Signifying Nothing | The American Spectator

Fire and Fury Signifying Nothing | The American Spectator. by George Neumayr · January 4, 2018 Michael Wolff’s new book is a glorified gossip column, catnip for a chattering class that loves to hear its anti-Trump prejudices echoed. The supposedly delicious scoop contained in the first excerpt from the book is manifestly silly and hopelessly stale — “Donald Trump Didn’t […]

The Iran that Obama helped keep in place

The Iran that Obama helped keep in place. Protests against Iran’s theocratic regime enter their seventh day today. The country’s chief cleric, who dominates the violent and oppressive regime, has tried to blame foreign agents for the courageous public display of dissent. But the truth, as the old tyrant well knows, is that the government that he and his fellow […]

Fusion’s Russia Fog – WSJ

Fusion’s Russia Fog – WSJ. WSJ · by The Editorial Board · January 3, 2018 Let’s see. The Clinton campaign hires Fusion GPS, an opposition research firm, to investigate the Trump campaign. Fusion hires a former British spy, Christopher Steele, who produces a dossier based on Russian sources full of rumor, hearsay and an occasional fact to allege collusion between […]

How Trump’s foreign policy started to sing | New York Post

How Trump’s foreign policy started to sing | New York Post. by Ralph Peters · January 4, 2018 In the media’s two warring camps, President Trump is either a new messiah or Satan incarnate. One destructive result is that we see little serious, politics-free analysis of the president’s foreign policy and security initiatives. Yet, these are the issues that’ll shape […]

Mike Pence: We will not be silent on Iran – The Washington Post

Mike Pence: We will not be silent on Iran – The Washington Post. Mike Pence is vice president of the United States. Eight-and-a-half years ago, Americans watched the people of Iran rise up to claim their birthright of freedom. In the “Green Revolution,” millions of courageous young men and women filled the streets of Tehran and Tabriz, Qazvin and Karaj, […]

Election Odds – John Stossel

Election Odds – John Stossel. President Trump is up 3 percent! I refer to the betting odds. Gamblers (mostly in Europe because political bets are legal there) now give the president a 53 percent chance of finishing his first term. That’s it — they barely think he’ll complete four years. This must seem wrong to Trump supporters, but when Trump […]

Grassley: Comey Leaked Classified Memo | The Daily Caller

Grassley: Comey Leaked Classified Memo | The Daily Caller. by Chuck Ross · January 3, 2018 James Comey may have leaked at least one classified memo to a friend shortly after he was fired as FBI director. That’s an assessment from Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley, who wrote a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Wednesday demanding […]

Food Stamp Rolls Decline by More Than 2 Million in FY 2017

Food Stamp Rolls Decline by More Than 2 Million in FY 2017. The number of individuals receiving benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), otherwise known as food stamps, declined by more than two million in fiscal year 2017, according to data released by the Department of Agriculture. In fiscal year 2016, the number of individuals receiving benefits from […]

Fusion GPS’s Steele Dossier: Collusion Narrative Falls Apart | National Review

Fusion GPS’s Steele Dossier: Collusion Narrative Falls Apart | National Review. My weekend column argued that the Democrats and the media are scrambling to pull together a new origination account of the Trump-Russia collusion narrative. The original origination account has become a political liability because it centered on Carter Page, a former Trump campaign adviser who featured prominently in the […]

Five Myths about Jihadi Radicalization

Five Myths about Jihadi Radicalization. by Valerie Greenfeld · January 4, 2018 “You cannot reason with a tiger when your head is in its mouth,” Winston Churchill famously stated. The Islamist tiger in the United States is ready to pounce, and until Americans understand this enemy, we cannot even begin to fight back. Dispelling myths about jihadist radicalization is only […]

President Trump Has A Clear Shot At The Iranian Regime

President Trump Has A Clear Shot At The Iranian Regime. by Robert Tracinski · January 3, 2018 Over the past week, a new wave of anti-regime protests has broken out in Iran, and it could not have happened at a more opportune time. Following the defeat of ISIS in Syria, this gives America the clearest shot we have had in […]

Let’s Not Make a Deal: No Breakthrough on Spending

Let’s Not Make a Deal: No Breakthrough on Spending. by Lindsey McPherson · January 3, 2018 Congressional leadership and White House officials were unable to strike a spending deal Wednesday after their first meeting on the topic of 2018. Speaker Paul D. Ryan hosted the meeting in his Capitol office with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Charles […]

Congress and White House inch forward in budget talks – POLITICO

Congress and White House inch forward in budget talks – POLITICO. Congressional leaders emerged from closed-door talks with Trump administration officials Wednesday claiming progress toward a budget deal but without any breakthroughs to announce — with less than three weeks to go before another government funding deadline. At issue are fierce debates over federal spending levels as well as immigration […]

Manafort sues Mueller, Justice Department over Russia probe

Manafort sues Mueller, Justice Department over Russia probe. President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman sued special counsel Robert Mueller and the Justice Department on Wednesday, saying prosecutors had overstepped their bounds by charging him for conduct that he says is unrelated to Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. The lawsuit by Paul Manafort, filed in federal court in Washington, […]

Huma’s new family, email crisis

Huma’s new family, email crisis. Federal investigators say Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin’s recently convicted cousin deleted emails from his Yahoo account between 2008 and 2012 – a period which covered Huma’s tenure at the State Department and when he solicited Abedin for government favors. Huma also maintained a Yahoo account, to which she forwarded classified and other sensitive State […]

It’s Time to End Pakistan’s Double Game | The National Interest

It's Time to End Pakistan's Double Game | The National Interest. by Zalmay Khalilzad · January 3, 2018 President Trump, in his tweet about Pakistan, called a spade a spade. Since 9/11, Pakistan has consistently played a double game, providing just enough sporadic assistance in capturing members of Al Qaeda and logistical support for our forces to give an impression […]

Judicial Watch: Classified Huma Abedin Emails on Weiner’s Laptop Merit Criminal Investigation

Judicial Watch: Classified Huma Abedin Emails on Weiner’s Laptop Merit Criminal Investigation. The fact that at least 2,800 work-related emails of Huma Abedin, some of them classified, were discovered on the laptop of her husband, Anthony Weiner — a convicted felon who sent obscene material online to a minor girl — means that a serious “criminal investigation” must commence, said […]

Once Manipulated by Obama Administration on Iran, Media Still Peddles Wrong Narrative

Once Manipulated by Obama Administration on Iran, Media Still Peddles Wrong Narrative. by Jarrett Stepman · January 3, 2018 Dramatic images of the protests rocking Iran should be a reminder of how good we have it in the United States and how easy it is to lose perspective. In America, a “war on women” is defined by progressives as failing […]

President Trump Nukes Steve Bannon, Paul Manafort Sues Robert Mueller

by Melissa Mackenzie · January 3, 2018 Steve Bannon, the CEO of Breitbart, who was hired in August, 2016 by Team Trump to help with the election efforts, and then the transition efforts after the Trump win, then resigned in August 18, 2017, made enemies with the Trump White House, when it was implied that Donald Trump, Jr. did something […]

One Year in Office: Trump Keeps Defying His Critics – Stephen Moore

One Year in Office: Trump Keeps Defying His Critics – Stephen Moore. by Stephen Moore Since the day Donald Trump was elected president in November 2016, the Dow Jones industrial average has risen by some 35 percent, making the last 14 months one of the greatest bull market runs in history. Some $6 trillion of wealth has been created for […]

‘Too Convenient’ — Republicans Que | The Daily Caller

'Too Convenient' — Republicans Que | The Daily Caller. by Chuck Ross · January 2, 2018 The New York Times published an article over the weekend laying out a new origin story for the FBI’s investigation into possible Trump campaign collusion with the Russian government. The infamous Steele dossier was not the catalyst for the investigation, according to four unnamed […]

Senate Dems Called Out for Obstruction of Nominee for Top Railroad Safety Post

Senate Dems Called Out for Obstruction of Nominee for Top Railroad Safety Post. A group of Senate Democrats who wrote to the administration demanding action on new railway safety measures was called out by the Department of Transportation for blocking the confirmation of the man tapped to head the agency tasked with railway safety. The letter from Democrats, co-signed by […]

Iran Protesters Deserve U.S. Support | National Review

Iran Protesters Deserve U.S. Support | National Review. by The Editors · January 2, 2018 Protests have erupted across Iran. From the country’s relatively modern cities to its more remote, fervently religious areas, Iranian citizens are challenging the despotic theocracy that rules over them. The protests began as dissatisfaction with a faltering economy bubbled over. They have since mushroomed into […]

With Senate up for grabs, control may come down to handful of races | Fox News

With Senate up for grabs, control may come down to handful of races | Fox News. West Virginia Democratic senator shares his take. With 34 Senate seats up for grabs this year, Republicans would seem to have plenty of options for preserving their two-seat majority. But their success or failure will likely come down to a handful of closely watched […]

Matt Drudge calls Steve Bannon ‘schizophrenic’ after ‘treasonous’ comment

Matt Drudge calls Steve Bannon 'schizophrenic' after 'treasonous' comment. Matt Drudge, the editor and founder of the Drudge Report, zinged Steve Bannon after a new report detailed the former White House strategist’s comments calling a meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a group of Russians as “treasonous.” “No wonder schizophrenic Steve Bannon has been walking around with a small army […]

President Trump Has A Clear Shot At The Iranian Regime

President Trump Has A Clear Shot At The Iranian Regime. by Robert Tracinski · January 3, 2018 Over the past week, a new wave of anti-regime protests has broken out in Iran, and it could not have happened at a more opportune time. Following the defeat of ISIS in Syria, this gives America the clearest shot we have had in […]

Congressional investigators find irregularities in FBI’s handling of Clinton email case | TheHill

Congressional investigators find irregularities in FBI's handling of Clinton email case | TheHill. by John Solomon · January 2, 2018 Republicans on key congressional committees say they have uncovered new irregularities and contradictions inside the FBI’s probe of Hillary Clinton’s email server. For the first time, investigators say they have secured written evidence that the FBI believed there was evidence […]

It’s Not Just Romney: Hatch Retirement Could Lead to Decisions for Grassley, Crapo

It’s Not Just Romney: Hatch Retirement Could Lead to Decisions for Grassley, Crapo. by Niels Lesniewski · January 2, 2018 When GOP Sen. Orrin G. Hatch announced Tuesday that he will retire from the Senate after serving Utah for more than four decades, talk quickly turned to whether Mitt Romney will seek to succeed him. But on Capitol Hill, the […]

Hatch announces retirement, Romney likely to run – POLITICO

Hatch announces retirement, Romney likely to run – POLITICO. by Alex Isenstadt · January 2, 2018 The 83-year-old Utah Republican resisted heavy pressure from President Donald Trump to seek reelection. Orrin Hatch, the longest-serving Republican senator, announced Tuesday he will not seek reelection in November. The move sets the stage for a likely run for his Utah seat by former […]

Iran protests spread nationwide, now ‘far bigger than 2009’

Iran protests spread nationwide, now ‘far bigger than 2009’. Protests in Iran have spread to more than 80 cities, far surpassing the scope of the last protest movement in 2009. Pictures and videos coming out of Iran are starting to look more like a full-on revolution than a protest movement, but American news agencies continue to be slow to react, […]

Will Iran’s Latest Protest Movement Tip the Scales? | The National Interest

Will Iran's Latest Protest Movement Tip the Scales? | The National Interest. by Geneive Abdo · January 2, 2018 Iranian protesters calling for Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to step down are crossing new boundaries, placing the future of the system of theocratic government in question. As the significant demonstrations across the country enter a second week, the focus in […]

House and Senate Should Reconcile Their Bills to Replace Dodd-Frank

House and Senate Should Reconcile Their Bills to Replace Dodd-Frank. by Norbert Michel · January 2, 2018 In June, the House passed the Financial CHOICE Act, a comprehensive financial regulatory reform bill that would replace large parts of the 2010 Dodd-Frank law. Because the Republicans hold a slim majority in the Senate, passing such a comprehensive reform package is difficult, […]

The Iranian Regime’s Days May Be Numbered | Faster, Please!

The Iranian Regime's Days May Be Numbered | Faster, Please!. by Michael Ledeen · December 22, 2017 Is it a revolution? Can it succeed? Should we support it, and if so, how? Surely this tumult is very different from the protests of 2009. It’s different in at least two ways, geographical and demographical. Geographically, whereas the 2009 protests were mainly […]

All of Hillary’s Foreigners | The American Spectator

All of Hillary’s Foreigners | The American Spectator. The media’s attempts to sanitize the political espionage against Trump just make it look worse. The media’s cheerleaders for the investigation into the Trump-Russia fable claim that its importance lies in keeping American elections pure of foreign interference. They have been posturing as great defenders of American sovereignty, a stance that normally […]

Stossel: Is 2018 the Year of the Libertarian Party? – Reason.com

Stossel: Is 2018 the Year of the Libertarian Party? – Reason.com. Libertarians had high hopes last presidential race. The candidates offered by the two major political parties were hated, so libertarians thought 2016 was their big chance. Still, Nicholas Sarwark, Chairman of the Libertarian Party, says it was a great success. “We tripled all previous records. In the 45-year history […]

New Year’s resolutions for President Trump, Congress and the media | TheHill

New Year's resolutions for President Trump, Congress and the media | TheHill. by Jonathan Turley, opinion contributor · January 1, 2018 For most of us, the New Year is not just a look forward but a look back at all of the things we did (and ate) that we regret. While New Year’s resolutions often have a half-life of mere […]

Huma Abedin Used Yahoo, That Was Hacked | The Daily Caller

Huma Abedin Used Yahoo, That Was Hacked | The Daily Caller. by Luke Rosiak · January 1, 2018 Huma Abedin forwarded sensitive State Department emails, including passwords to government systems, to her personal Yahoo email account before every single Yahoo account was hacked, a Daily Caller News Foundation analysis of emails released as part of a lawsuit brought by Judicial […]

Secret Document Reveals China Covertly Offering Missiles, Increased Aid to North Korea

Secret Document Reveals China Covertly Offering Missiles, Increased Aid to North Korea. China’s Communist Party adopted a secret plan in September to bolster the North Korean government with increased aid and military support, including new missiles, if Pyongyang halts further nuclear tests, according to an internal party document. The document, labeled “top secret” and dated Sept. 15—12 days after North […]

Trump’s Iran opportunity — give the mullahs a push | Fox News

Trump's Iran opportunity — give the mullahs a push | Fox News. At least 12 people killed, hundreds arrested in anti-government protests in Iran; Conor Powell reports from Jerusalem. It’s not often that a president has a chance to rewrite history and correct a blunder by one of his predecessors; to shoot an historic mulligan, as it were. But that’s […]

Trump’s medical exam will disappoint critics. Here’s why

Trump's medical exam will disappoint critics. Here's why. President Trump’s critics looking to seize on his medical records to undermine his presidency or take away his powers are likely to be dissatisfied by the information that will be made public in January. Trump is expected to have his first routine physical as president at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center […]

With Disney deal looming, Murdoch’s empire is fractured

With Disney deal looming, Murdoch’s empire is fractured. by Brooks Barnes and Sydney Ember · January 1, 2018 LOS ANGELES — In late summer, Verizon Communications came to Rupert Murdoch with a surprise acquisition offer. Verizon — locked in battle with AT&T, which was then finalizing its $85.4 billion takeover of Time Warner — wanted to buy pieces of 21st […]

Up to 12 dead in Iran protests as government threatens crackdown

Up to 12 dead in Iran protests as government threatens crackdown. Up to a dozen people have reportedly been killed as anti-government protests in Iran turned increasingly bloody Sunday night and into Monday. The demonstrations have been taking place in cities across the country since Thursday and armed protesters have tried to take over police stations and military bases, state […]

What US Should Do as Protests Escalate in Iran Against Islamist Regime

What US Should Do as Protests Escalate in Iran Against Islamist Regime. by James Phillips · January 1, 2018 Iran has been rocked by a wave of protests against the Islamist regime since Dec. 28. Popular demonstrations ignited by smoldering resentment about Iran’s mismanaged economy quickly escalated to political denunciations of Tehran’s rulers. President Donald Trump was quick to offer […]

Trump Cuts Obama-Era Rail Line Proposal | The Daily Caller

Trump Cuts Obama-Era Rail Line Proposal | The Daily Caller. by Tim Pearce · December 31, 2017 President Donald Trump derailed a $13 billion dollar project to build an Amtrak tunnel between New Jersey and New York’s Penn Station Friday, Crain’s New York Business reports. Trump is scrapping a proposal by former-President Barack Obama for the federal government to cover […]

U.S. Sides With Anti-Iranian Regime Protesters Amid Crackdown

U.S. Sides With Anti-Iranian Regime Protesters Amid Crackdown. The Trump administration and U.S. lawmakers have expressed solidarity with anti-Iranian regime protesters who have taken to the streets across the Islamic Republic for what is now the fourth day in a row. Iranian citizens fed up with the skyrocketing prices of food and other basic necessities in Iran have launched protests […]

Special Counsels Nagging Questions: FBI Problems | National Review

Special Counsels Nagging Questions: FBI Problems | National Review. by Victor Davis Hanson · December 31, 2017 1) If the FISA Court orders to explore the purported Trump-Russian collusion were predicated on phony Steele/Fusion GPS documents and suppositions that prove largely untrue (Comey himself testified under oath that he could not verify their contents), then are subsequent transcripts of court-approved […]

The more we learn about Amtrak derailment the stranger it gets | TheHill

The more we learn about Amtrak derailment the stranger it gets | TheHill. by Russell G. Quimby, opinion contributor · December 31, 2017 As a retired National Transportation Safety Board railroad and rapid transit accident investigator, the more I hear about the Dec. 18 derailment of Washington State Sound Transit Cascade Train 501, the stranger it gets. Confirmed “facts” seem […]

NASA’s Rubber Ruler: An Update

NASA's Rubber Ruler: An Update. by Randall Hoven · January 1, 2018 The NASA/GISS temperature record is not actually a record of recorded temperatures. It is simply the most recent version of NASA’s adjustments to older adjustments. It is not thermometer readings. It is models all the way down. In 2012, I wrote an American Thinker article on the status […]

Iranians’ Protests Offer A Real U.S. Reset In The Middle East

Iranians' Protests Offer A Real U.S. Reset In The Middle East. · by Megan G. Oprea · December 31, 2017 Over the past four days, Iranians have taken to the streets in several cities to protest corruption and living conditions in the repressive Islamic Republic. The unusual public protest of the Iranian regime has provoked a predictable government crackdown. While […]

Trump earns praise for support of Iranian protesters | TheHill

Trump earns praise for support of Iranian protesters | TheHill. · by Mallory Shelbourne · December 31, 2017 President Trump on Sunday earned praise from lawmakers and former government officials for his approach to the protests taking place in Iran. The Trump administration has taken a strong stance supporting peaceful demonstrators protesting against the government in Tehran, with Trump tweeting […]

Iran protesters rally again despite warning of crackdown

Iran protesters rally again despite warning of crackdown. by Bozorgmehr Sharafedin7 Min Read · January 1, 2018 LONDON (Reuters) – Anti-government protesters demonstrated in Iran on Sunday in defiance of a warning by authorities of a crackdown, extending for a fourth day one of the most audacious challenges to the clerical leadership since pro-reform unrest in 2009. Giving his first […]

Support the people of Iran!

Support the people of Iran!. The last time the Iranian people rose up to challenge their fanatical mullah rulers was in 2009. You might recall President Barack Obama’s reaction. He sat on his hands. Initially, he offered no protest of the massive government repression. Only when the carnage lasted more than a week did Obama offer a toothless condemnation of […]

North Korea: It’s About America’s Allies (or Should Be) | The National Interest

North Korea: It's About America's Allies (or Should Be) | The National Interest. by Wallace C. Gregson · December 31, 2017 Throughout the Cold War, the Soviet Union and China supported North Korea. When the Soviet Union collapsed their support to North Korea ended, we assumed that our problems with North Korea would end. They didn’t, and in some ways, […]

Academic freedom goes on trial – The Washington Post

Academic freedom goes on trial – The Washington Post. by George F. Will · December 29, 2017 Students fight the snow and wind while crossing the street near Milwaukee’s Marquette University. (Michael Sears/AP) Wisconsin’s Supreme Court can soon right a flagrant wrong stemming from events set in motion in 2014 at Milwaukee’s Marquette University by Cheryl Abbate. Although just a […]

Liberal Humiliation: Trump vs. Obama on Iran | Roger L. Simon

Liberal Humiliation: Trump vs. Obama on Iran | Roger L. Simon. by Roger L Simon · December 22, 2017 Back in those pre-9/11 days when I identified as a liberal, the one thing I was sure drew all my then cohort together was opposition to fascism, whether secular or religious. Boy, was I wrong and never was that more clear […]

How Can We Miss You, Senator Franken, If You Won’t Go Away? – Paul Jacob

How Can We Miss You, Senator Franken, If You Won't Go Away? – Paul Jacob. by Paul Jacob Where have you gone, Al Franken? A nation turns its Pervnado eyes to you The answer? Nowhere. As we welcome in 2018, Minnesota’s discredited junior U.S. senator is still ensconced in the U.S. Capitol like a wet hair clump in a shower […]

Sarah Sanders Mocks NYT’s Paul Krugman F | The Daily Caller

Sarah Sanders Mocks NYT's Paul Krugman F | The Daily Caller. by Saagar Enjeti · December 29, 2017 White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders mocked New York Times columnist Paul Krugman for predicting the U.S. economy would never recover from a Donald Trump presidency. Greatest story of the year: booming @realDonaldTrump economy. Worst prediction for the year: pic.twitter.com/b6PGzp48zM — […]

Russian Tankers Fueled North Korea via Transfers at Sea – Washington Free Beacon

Russian Tankers Fueled North Korea via Transfers at Sea – Washington Free Beacon. By Guy Faulconbridge, Jonathan Saul and Polina Nikolskaya LONDON/MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian tankers have supplied fuel to North Korea on at least three occasions in recent months by transferring cargoes at sea, according to two senior Western European security sources, providing an economic lifeline to the secretive […]

Hillary Clinton Server: Emails Erased, Technician Should Be Pressured | National Review

Hillary Clinton Server: Emails Erased, Technician Should Be Pressured | National Review. by Andrew C. McCarthy · December 30, 2017 New Year’s Eve gets people thinking about resolutions. Alas, when a year passes, a mothballed prosecutor finds himself thinking about the statute of limitations. As 2018 beckons, it has me thinking about Paul Combetta — the Platte River Networks technician […]

George Papadopoulos told Australian diplomat Russians had ‘dirt’ on Hillary Clinton before WikiLeaks published hacked emails: Report

George Papadopoulos told Australian diplomat Russians had 'dirt' on Hillary Clinton before WikiLeaks published hacked emails: Report. The FBI reportedly decided to open its investigation into the Trump campaign after George Papadopoulos, a foreign policy adviser for the Trump team, drunkenly admitted to an Australian diplomat the Russians had damaging information on Hillary Clinton, an admission that came weeks before […]

Calling Bernie’s Bluff

Calling Bernie's Bluff. · by Daniel John Sobieski · December 30, 2017 Kudos to Vermont socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders for handing the Republicans the winning issue to hold and expand their Senate and House majorities in 2018: the idea of making the individual tax cuts, set to expire in ten years due to Senate budget reconciliation rules, permanent. There was […]

Why Republicans Need To Self-Deport From Washington DC

Why Republicans Need To Self-Deport From Washington DC. by Brad Todd · December 28, 2017 The Republican Party is sick, so sick it can’t breathe, and its lack of oxygen has given it severe muscle fatigue. There’s a chance that what ails the GOP is terminal, but to give ourselves a chance at recovery, we’ve got to move—physically. The party’s […]

New economic protests in Tehran challenge Iran’s government

New economic protests in Tehran challenge Iran's government. A wave of spontaneous protests over Iran’s weak economy swept into Tehran on Saturday, with college students and others chanting against the government just hours after hard-liners held their own rally in support of the Islamic Republic’s clerical establishment. The demonstrations appear to be the largest to strike the Islamic Republic since […]

Group promoting ‘moderate Islam’ says 1 thing, prints another

Group promoting ‘moderate Islam’ says 1 thing, prints another. by Bob Unruh Egypt A prominent Islamic organization in Egypt has launched an information campaign called “Sharing the Homeland” that instructs Muslims “on the proper attitude” toward Christmas and Christians during the holiday celebration. The Al-Azhar Institute, affiliated with the most prestigious institution in Sunni Islam, Al-Azhar University, is behind the […]

What Will U.S.-Russia Relations Look Like in 2018? | The National Interest

What Will U.S.-Russia Relations Look Like in 2018? | The National Interest. by Nikolas K. Gvosdev · December 30, 2017 If, a year ago, someone had predicted that the incoming Trump administration would launch a military strike on Syria, approve the shipments of lethal military aid to Ukraine, preside over a tightening of sanctions on the Kremlin, the buildup of […]

Rep. Jordan: FBI Used ‘Garbage’ Dossier to Get Warrants ‘to Spy on Americans’ Associated With Trump’s Campaign

Rep. Jordan: FBI Used 'Garbage' Dossier to Get Warrants 'to Spy on Americans' Associated With Trump's Campaign. House Oversight Committee member Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) said he is “convinced” that FBI officials used the salacious and false dossier about Donald Trump, paid for by the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee, to get “warrants to spy on Americans associated […]

New York Democrat Governor Pardons 18 Illegal Immigrants

New York Democrat Governor Pardons 18 Illegal Immigrants. by Nick Givas · December 29, 2017 New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo mimicked California Gov. Jerry Brown’s approach to immigration Thursday, pardoning 18 convicted illegal immigrants who were facing deportation. Cuomo, a Democrat, praised himself on Twitter for his compassion, before linking to a New York Times article supporting the move. Cuomo […]

Mattis: Assad’s ‘Industrial’ Killing Should Dwarf Yemen Casualty Concerns

Mattis: Assad's 'Industrial' Killing Should Dwarf Yemen Casualty Concerns. by Bridget Johnson · December 22, 2017 ARLINGTON, Va. — Defense Secretary James Mattis on Friday defended U.S. efforts to prevent civilian casualties in the Yemen war, suggesting reporters focus on the “industrial-level” killing of the Assad regime over civilian deaths in pinpoint Saudi-led strikes. Jamie McGoldrick, the United Nations Humanitarian […]

Democratic Rhetoric on GOP Tax Law Is Just Silly – Reason.com

Democratic Rhetoric on GOP Tax Law Is Just Silly – Reason.com. by Steven Greenhut · December 29, 2017 An acquaintance who owns a large California business likes to talk about the negligible impact of the tax code on his personal life. As he puts it, well-off folks can afford the homes, cars and vacations they enjoy. Their lifestyle is static. […]

Criminal justice reform poised to take off in 2018

Criminal justice reform poised to take off in 2018. Criminal justice reform came back with such renewed energy this year after sputtering out in Congress in 2016 that meaningful bipartisan legislation is poised for success in 2018. In October, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, announced he and a bipartisan group of senators were reintroducing the Sentencing Reform and […]

Price protests turn political in Iran as rallies spread

Price protests turn political in Iran as rallies spread. Demonstrators chanted anti-government slogans in several cities across Iran on Friday, Iranian news agencies and social media reports said, as price protests turned into the largest wave of demonstrations since nationwide pro-reform unrest in 2009. Police dispersed anti-government demonstrators in the western city of Kermanshah as protests spread to Tehran and […]

Calling Bernie’s Bluff

Calling Bernie's Bluff. · by Daniel John Sobieski · December 30, 2017 Kudos to Vermont socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders for handing the Republicans the winning issue to hold and expand their Senate and House majorities in 2018: the idea of making the individual tax cuts, set to expire in ten years due to Senate budget reconciliation rules, permanent. There was […]

Exclusive: Russian tankers fueled North Korea via transfers at sea – sources

Exclusive: Russian tankers fueled North Korea via transfers at sea – sources. by Guy Faulconbridge, Jonathan Saul, Polina Nikolskaya6 Min Read · December 30, 2017 LONDON/MOSCOW – Russian tankers have supplied fuel to North Korea on at least three occasions in recent months by transferring cargoes at sea, according to two senior Western European security sources, providing an economic lifeline […]

Senators scrap Russia trip after Kremlin snubs Shaheen – POLITICO

Senators scrap Russia trip after Kremlin snubs Shaheen – POLITICO. by Kyle Cheney · December 29, 2017 Jeanne Shaheen, an outspoken backer of a Russia sanctions bill that Congress approved overwhelmingly earlier this year, had been scheduled to visit Russia along with GOP colleagues Ron Johnson and John Barasso. | Christof Stache/Getty Images Two Republican senators have called off a […]

Gorsuch 1st year: ‘On far right of current Supreme Court bench’

Gorsuch 1st year: ‘On far right of current Supreme Court bench’. Conservatives were optimistic when President Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch to fill the open seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. It appears now that he’s all they hoped for. An analysis at Scotusblog by Stephen Wermeil notes Gorsuch has made it clear “he had no intention on hanging back to […]

It’s in America’s National Interest to Stay in NAFTA | The National Interest

It's in America's National Interest to Stay in NAFTA | The National Interest. · by Earl Anthony Wayne · December 29, 2017 President Trump’s new national security strategy stresses the importance of promoting America’s prosperity and security. It highlights rivalry and competition with China and Russia and underscores the importance of strengthening international alliances where partners shoulder their responsibilities. Our […]

Appeals Court Rules Bakers Must Pay $135,000 for Not Making Wedding Cake

Appeals Court Rules Bakers Must Pay $135,000 for Not Making Wedding Cake. by Rachel del Guidice · December 29, 2017 A husband-and-wife baking team must pay a $135,000 fine for declining to make a cake for the wedding of two women, Oregon’s second-highest court has ruled. A three-judge panel of the Oregon Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld a decision […]

Why Are Accused Sexual Harassers Overwhelmingly on the Left? | Lifestyle

Why Are Accused Sexual Harassers Overwhelmingly on the Left? | Lifestyle. by Avner Zarmi · December 22, 2017 Unless you have been residing on the rogue planet Nibiru for the past few weeks (the news has surely reached Mars by now), you’re aware of the sudden explosion of accusations of sexual harassment against an array of public figures. The term […]

CVS and Amazon, Not Politicians, Best Bets to Reform Healthcare | The American Spectator

CVS and Amazon, Not Politicians, Best Bets to Reform Healthcare | The American Spectator. by Hunt Lawrence and Daniel J. Flynn · December 28, 2017 Congress botched attempts to rein-in out-of-control health care costs in 2017. Where government failed, the private sector made initial baby steps that may help alleviate the problem — and make a buck in the process. […]

California Prosecuting Man for Insulting Posts on Islamic Center’s Facebook Page – Volokh Conspiracy : Reason.com

California Prosecuting Man for Insulting Posts on Islamic Center's Facebook Page – Volokh Conspiracy : Reason.com. by Eugene Volokh · December 29, 2017 In September 2016, Mark Feigin posted five insulting comments on the Islamic Center of Southern California’s Facebook page (before he was finally blocked by the ICSC from commenting): “THE TERROR HIKE … SOUNDS LIKE FUN” (written in […]

Huma Abedin Cousin Convicted Of Fraud | The Daily Caller

Huma Abedin Cousin Convicted Of Fraud | The Daily Caller. by Luke Rosiak · December 28, 2017 A cousin of Huma Abedin who did a half-billion dollar deal with a man known as the “Russian Donald Trump” was convicted of fraud Tuesday, and the judge ordered him jailed immediately, saying he had demonstrated a “disdain for the courts and legal […]